Little Results on View as Girls Spend More Than 9 Years Dieting in Lifetime

by Kathy Jones on  July 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM Women Health News
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A new study has revealed that four in 10 women in Britain constantly go on a diet in a quest for the perfect shape - but one in six never loses any weight.
 Little Results on View as Girls Spend More Than 9 Years Dieting in Lifetime
Little Results on View as Girls Spend More Than 9 Years Dieting in Lifetime

Researchers found that the average female goes on three diets a year, each lasting 18 days - or nine-and-a-half years of their life, reports the Daily Express.

But while half shed more than 7lb each time, millions remain the same.

One in 10 stays on a diet for less than five days, three-quarters admit they find it hard to diet and only 10 per cent kept the weight off after dieting.

One in 10 women think about food at least 10 times a day and 40 per cent step on scales daily.

Psychologist Helen Golstein, for diet firm LighterLife, said: "Our research showed that four in 10 women yo-yo diet rather than taking a long-term approach to healthy eating.

"Losing weight can be a real challenge but deciding to strive for it can be life-changing, with physical and emotional benefits.

"If you plan to lose weight then choose a diet that is safe, simple and sustainable and that is right for you."

The study further revealed that being dumped, holidays and too-tight clothes were among the triggers for dieting.

Source: ANI

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